YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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April 2018

Sprouts

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Play Hour

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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May 2018

Movies in the Wild: The Lorax

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Movies in the Wild, The Lorax

Oct. 6, 2017

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Garden Bug Trackers

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child holding a grasshopper

What’s got six (or more) legs and can be found in our gardens? Families will find out together as the class gets up close to the critters of the Center.

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Birds & Blooms – NEW

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Birds and Blooms Bill J Boyd

Early birds of all ages can join a nature walk to observe flowers and feathered friends in our gardens.

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Nature Nets

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Critters visit and inhabit the Center by air and by creek! Come explore things with wings, skimmers and swimmers by learning to use nets for collecting specimens. We’ll search, examine, document and learn together. Space is limited and registration is required. Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here. $15 per child, includes one adult REGISTER

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June 2018

Camp Wildflower: Bug-ologists

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 8, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child holding a grasshopper

Campers will investigate insects and become a junior entomologists during this creepy, crawly week of camp! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 4 - July 27. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions. Summer camp is…

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Nature Nights: Outdoor Recreation

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free

Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. From fur to dirt and water to wings, there's something new each week!

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Create

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 15, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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This week, campers discover why nature has been the muse of great artists for eons.

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Nature Nights: Fantastic Creatures & Where to Find Them

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
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Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. From fur to dirt and water to wings, there's something new each week!

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience